With a design more like a concept than a street car, the 2013 Volkswagen XL1 presented at the Geneva Motor Show you can buy in this 2013. Yes, not deceiving you. The German company has made â€‹â€‹it very clear and it has “streamlined” over previous prototypes. Their futuristic design aims to reduce wind resistance, which makes sense in a model in which consumption is the highest priority.
If you look closely no mirrors and the rear wheels are faired. It is also very short, although the eye deceives measured just 3.89 meters in length. In the compartment only two passengers can sit down and make it the traditional way, ie next to each other.
What about the mechanics? Well, Volkswagen has developed a new 0.8 liter diesel engine and TDI technology combined with an electric motor. In total 69 CV that is transmitted to the rear wheels through a dual-clutch sequential gearbox. According to the approved data, the average consumption is only 0.9 l/100 (with emissions of 21 g/km CO2). In all-electric mode can travel 50 km while the combined total increases to 500 km thanks to frugal spending TDI block, with only 10 liters of tank adds another 450 km.